MOVISTAR VIRTUAL CYCLING
The virtual cycling event where you can go up against cyclists from all over the world
Join Movistar Virtual Cycling and take part in the most thrilling eRacing competition. Compete and classify for the grand finale by riding in the most iconic races from the professional circuit: Tour, Giro, Vuelta, Liège and the Clásica San Sebastián.
Compete on the most realistic cycling simulator on the market
- Sign up with Bkool to take part in Movistar Virtual Cycling.
- Download the simulator on your computer or tablet and sync your devices.
- Compatible with every trainer on the market.
What’s the competition about?
Participate in races from the World Tour calendar and classify for the grand finale in Madrid
Movistar Virtual Cycling is ten virtual stages over real routes from the most important events on the World Tour calendar
FROM APRIL TO SEPTEMBER
The first stage starts on April 22, with a new virtual stage taking place every two weeks on Bkool.
The best riders from each stage, and from the offline events that will be held, will fight it out for the title and for fantastic prizes at the grand finale in Festibike.
STAGE 1. Liege - Bastogne - Liege (30km)
Movistar Virtual Racing will start with the new finish from the oldest race on the cycling calendar.
22/4 - 5/5
STAGE 2. Giro d'Italia (8.2km)
The last two km, at almost 10%, will test even the most powerful riders. Short and highly explosive stage!
6/5 - 19/5
STAGE 3. Giro d'Italia (15.6km)
The 3rd stage of the MVR is the one the pros will ride on the last day of the Giro: 15km through the streets of Verona.
20/5 - 2/6
STAGE 4. Critérium du Dauphiné (23km)
It’s the first chance for the climbers, as they ride up the final wall in this stage from the French race.
3/6 - 16/6
STAGE 5. Spanish National Championship (30km)
Riders in the MVR will face the difficult finale of the Spanish national championship, perfect for the best climbers.
17/6 - 30/6
STAGE 6. Tour de France (27km)
The Tour starts in Belgium this year, and with MVR, you’ll be able to test your strength over a 27km time trial from this event.
1/7 - 14/7
STAGE 7. Tour de France (27km)
Write your name in the history of virtual cycling competitions as the winner atop the most iconic summit in cycling, the Tourmalet.
15/7 - 28/7
STAGE 8. Clásica San Sebastián (33km)
The climbs of Arkale and Murgil Tontorra set up a leg-breaking challenge that will decide a wide open race.
29/7 - 11/8
STAGE 9. Vuelta a España (18km)
Time for the most powerful riders who can crank out the most watts. Let it all out on this favorable route along the coast.
24/8 - 6/9
STAGE 10. Vuelta a España (36km)
Last chance to classify for the grand finale! The longest stage of the MVR will test you with two intermediate climbs.
3/9 - 12/9
To classify for the final, which will take place at Festibike (September 14 and 15, Madrid), you’ll have to win one of the online stages that will be hosted on Bkool.
The remaining contestants will come from the offline events, which will be held in Movistar stores and in leading bike stores. Don’t miss this chance to be one of the winners of the first great eRacing event, with prizes for every finalist.
Want to know more? FAQs
Start using the simulator
To sign up, click on Enter Bkool, download the simulator to your computer or tablet and log in. Then you just have to pair your trainer, pick a route... and ride!
How do I sign up for Movistar Virtual Cycling?
To participate, just sign up on Bkool, download the simulator and ride one of the stages. You don't need to register. The contestants will come from the online routes and from the offline events.
What are the rules for participating?
Everything is set up perfectly so you can enjoy the competition. As the organizer, Bkool may change times and dates if necessary.
I’m not sure of my fitness level
Bkool is the perfect simulator for any cyclist, regardless of level or annual distance ridden. The level of effort is tailored so you can set your pace to match your fitness as you improve.
Are my computer or tablet compatible?
Bkool is compatible with PC (Windows 7-64 bits or higher, 4GB RAM, Dual Core Processor, 2GB free disk space), iOS (iOS 9.3 or higher, iPad2 Mini or higher), Mac (OSX 10.8 - 10.13, 4GB RAM, 2GB free disk space) and Android (4.3, 1GB RAM, Dual Core).
Is it compatible with stationary bikes?
You can use Bkool with any conventional trainer or stationary bike by pairing a compatible ANT+ or Bluetooth 4.0 speed, cadence, power or heart rate sensor. In these cases, we can’t control the resistance in the simulator, so these routes won’t count toward the MVC.
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